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Sunday Snapshots: Cha Soba

by Spicie Foodie on November 27, 2011

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Cha means tea and Soba means buckwheat in Japanese. These are buckwheat noodles flavored with tea.

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The tea used to flavor and color these noodles is Matcha. Sometimes you’ll also see these noodles referred to Matcha Soba or Green Tea Soba.

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Matcha is my favorite green tea, I love love it. So when I saw these noodles I had to buy them.

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The easiest way to prepare Cha Soba is to first boil the noodles, drain and rinse with cold water. Serve cool with some soba dipping sauce. Alternatively they can also be used in soups, stir fries or any way you would like. I made this into a warming quick soup. Cook them as previously mentioned, prepare a small pack of instant miso soup and drop the noodles in. Simple and delicious.

More Matcha Love:
- (Homemade) Matcha noodles with basil cream by The Winter Guest
- Matcha Sugar Cookies by Tokyo Terrace
- Home-made Green tea/Matcha Ice Cream by Manu’s Table
- Trout with matcha salt by Scandi Foodie
- Spiral Ravioli – Matcha and Black Sesame by Foodiva’s Kitchen
- Matcha Green Tea Malted Milkshake by Joy The Baker
- Matcha Blueberry Corn Muffins
- Strawberry Green Tea Smoothie
 
**REMINDER, November’s YBR deadline is Tuesday!**
 
 

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lilly November 27, 2011 at 11:37 AM

Your pictures are stunning!! Even something simple as noodles turns glamorous after you’re done with them. Have a great Sunday!

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2 Spicie Foodie November 27, 2011 at 11:40 AM

Thank you Lilly that is so sweet of you :) You too have a great Sunday.

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3 balvinder November 27, 2011 at 1:19 PM

I am the only one wake up( in my home) this Sunday morning looking at your striking snapshots of cha noodles. In Punjabi also ‘ cha’ means tea. I like matcha tea but in the morning I like to have my ginger tea with milk. Enjoy your rest of the Sunday.

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4 Spicie Foodie November 27, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Really? I knew chai meant tea. I also love ginger tea but never had it with milk. Will have to stop by and see if you have a recipe up. You too enjoy the rest of the day and week ahead!

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5 Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} November 27, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Hi Nancy,
I haven’t stopped by your blog in a while, I’m so sorry.
I love the Thai flavors you combined with the pumpkin gnocchi. A perfect fall dinner idea.
And these soba noodles are looking stunning in your photos. You make everything look so beautiful.
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

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6 Spicie Foodie November 28, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Hi Roxana, No apologies needed, I haven’t been very good about catching up will all my favorite blogs. Thank you and have a great week ahead :)

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7 Liz November 27, 2011 at 3:51 PM

I love how you can make plain noodles look beautiful! I’d love a bowl of these with veggies and an Asian dressing…mmmmmmm.

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8 Spicie Foodie November 28, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Liz you’re making me hungry. Thanks :)

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9 Peggy November 27, 2011 at 5:50 PM

What an interesting soba! I bet it gives a whole new depth of flavor to some noodle dishes =)

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10 Spicie Foodie November 28, 2011 at 10:01 AM

It really does Peggy. The taste is subtle but it really adds to the noodles.

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11 Sandra's Easy Cooking November 27, 2011 at 7:44 PM

This looks beautiful Nancy! Love your new Sunday series!

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12 Spicie Foodie November 28, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Thanks Sandra :)

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13 Ramona November 27, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Gosh, I love your photography!! I’m still learning and I get so inspired looking at great photos. :)

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14 Spicie Foodie November 28, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Thank you Ramona :) Keep practicing that is the best teacher.

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15 Kiri W. November 27, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Gorgeous photos! I love soba, though I haven’t had cha soba yet. My favorite way to eat soba would be cold with dipping sauce on a hot summer day :)

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16 Spicie Foodie November 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Thank you Kiri! I have tried the cold soba but I think I prefer it hot. I’m more of a hot or warm food person.

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17 Heidi Leon Monges November 27, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Oh, I also adore japanese noodles and matcha tea. Either together or separate as you said. Me gustan tanto que yo también he subido un par de recetas a mi blog, una de un super sencillo té matcha au lait y otra de un pastel marmoleado sin gluten con chocolate y matcha.

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18 Spicie Foodie November 28, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Hola Heidi, It seems we have that in common. Voy a visitar tu blog para ver esas recetas. Se escuchan deliciosas :)

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19 anna November 28, 2011 at 12:05 AM

i’m fascinated by matcha. it’s such a beautiful color and such a delicious flavor. but i have yet to bake/cook with it in any form. I will have to hunt down some of these noodles, seems like a great place to start.

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20 Spicie Foodie November 28, 2011 at 9:58 AM

Hi Anna, Me too! You should start experimenting with it, it really is a great tea and ingredient. Good luck and yes good place to start.

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21 Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb November 28, 2011 at 5:39 AM

Oh wow that sounds great. I didnt know and had never thought of flavoring noodles with tea. lol Your post taught me to be more open with pasta and in general with ingredients and flavoures.

Ginger tea with milk? never seen or tasted that.

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22 Spicie Foodie November 28, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Hi Helene, They are quite good. Trying different pastas and flavors is something I love and highly recommend. Balvinder seems to have introduced us to a new variation of tea :)

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23 Emily Malloy @Cleanliness November 28, 2011 at 12:38 PM

Beautiful photos, darling!

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24 Spicie Foodie November 28, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Thanks sweetie !

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25 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen November 28, 2011 at 6:25 PM

I love both matcha and soba but I don’t think I’ve ever seen matcha soba noodles before. Now I have to know what they taste like!

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26 Spicie Foodie November 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Perhaps they are not as popular as I thought. I hope you find it.

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27 vianney November 28, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Stunning!!

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28 Spicie Foodie November 29, 2011 at 8:58 AM

Gracias!

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29 Kim Bee November 29, 2011 at 12:14 AM

You really should give photography lessons. I sure could use some. I always love the way you style your shots and really capture the food.

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30 Spicie Foodie November 29, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Thank you Kim :) I should really start up the photo tutorials since I keep getting asked. Soon

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31 Magic of Spice November 29, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Beautiful shots sweetie!

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32 Spicie Foodie November 30, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Thanks Alisha!

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